Help make CED a priority this federal election with CCEDNet’s Election Guide
CCEDNet’s Questions for Candidates:
The Canadian CED Network has developed a list of questions you can use to find out where candidates in this federal election stand when it comes to building fair, sustainable, and resilient Canadian communities.
CCEDNet’s Letters to the Party Leaders:
The Canadian CED Network, along with its partners from the 2010 National Summit on a People Centre Economy, has sent letters to the five party leaders asking for their positions and commitments to support community-based economic action. Read the letters below:
2010 National Summit Priority Recommendations
These recommendations were developed by over 340 leaders and representatives of the community economic development, cooperative and social economy sectors during the 2010 National Summit on a People‐Centred Economy. This document was sent to the party leaders with the above letters.
Links to other Election Resources:
The Canadian Co-operative Association
The Canadian Co-operative Association provides leadership to promote, develop and unite co-operatives and credit unions for the benefit of people in Canada and around the world. It has developed a full set of co-op sector recommendations to promote during this election, and an easy-to-use tool for emailing your local candidates and party leaders.
Make Poverty History
The Make Poverty History campaign is a coalition of organizations that have come together for the common cause of making poverty history both at home and abroad. It recently launched its Vote to Make Poverty History non-partisan, third party campaign, including eight ways you can make poverty an election issue.
Citizens for Public Justice
Throughout the federal election, CPJ, will be sending out weekly editions of its e-newsletter – Ola. They will provide an in-depth analysis on pressing election topics, comprehensive background information, and questions to ask your candidates. Their commentary on issues such as poverty, taxes, the environment, and newcomers will be offered through a ‘public justice lens.’
Dignity for All Campaign
The 2011 Federal Election is in full swing and the Dignity for All Campaign has been listening carefully to hear what, if anything, each of the major national parties is saying about poverty.
Click here to read Dignity for All’s election analysis
Red Tent Campaign
Across the country people are speaking up in support of the right to a safe and affordable place to live. Red Tent is a national campaign to end homelessness. The campaign has developed a 2011 platform
that can be used to develop questions for candidates on housing issues in this federal election.
Canadian Housing Renewal Association
All Canadians need a place to call home. CHRA is helping to bring affordable housing and homelessness to the forefront of this federal election.
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has launched a 2011 federal election blog – Making it Count – designed to bring you expert analysis and commentary on the issues that will, or should, define the federal election.
Visit Making it Count
To help ensure that environmental issues are not ignored this election, Nature Canada has posed 7 questions that they are encouraging voters to ask their local candidates.
Child Care Resources